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I honestly don't know what our needs would be.

QB - No (at least not high, back up - yes)

RB - No (maybe a #3)

FB - Sure, but not high.

WR - No. Maybe a #3/4 for the future.

TE - Fine. But I hate drafting TE's early.

OT - No. Maybe a swing tackle?

OG - No. Maybe a back-up?

C - No. Maybe a back-up?

...so offensively early we should maybe target a TE. MAYBE.

LB - No. Unless you want Lee's replacement. But we run a lot of nickles. Back-up is fine.

DE - I mean, sure. But it is not a "NEED".

DT - Giddy Up. I am down for this.

CB - Maybe with jones leaving? But if we re-sign him then no.

S - Maybe. Def a back-up. Maybe a starter.

....so defensively, focus on the trenches? Okay.

K - Yes, but UDFA please.

P - Yes, but UDFA please.

LS - Yes.

Overall...we really just need to do BPA. 

 

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11 hours ago, Texas_OutLaw7 said:

I honestly don't know what our needs would be.

QB - No (at least not high, back up - yes)

RB - No (maybe a #3)

FB - Sure, but not high.

WR - No. Maybe a #3/4 for the future.

TE - Fine. But I hate drafting TE's early.

OT - No. Maybe a swing tackle?

OG - No. Maybe a back-up?

C - No. Maybe a back-up?

...so offensively early we should maybe target a TE. MAYBE.

LB - No. Unless you want Lee's replacement. But we run a lot of nickles. Back-up is fine.

DE - I mean, sure. But it is not a "NEED".

DT - Giddy Up. I am down for this.

CB - Maybe with jones leaving? But if we re-sign him then no.

S - Maybe. Def a back-up. Maybe a starter.

....so defensively, focus on the trenches? Okay.

K - Yes, but UDFA please.

P - Yes, but UDFA please.

LS - Yes.

Overall...we really just need to do BPA. 

 

BPA regardless of position will be fine. besides what doesn't seem like a need now may reverse by next year.

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DE is a glaring need. Quinn is a 1 year rental. Crawford should be playing his last year. Taco is a healthy scratch week 1. We need someone opposite DLaw for the now and future.

 

Safety is a need, until we know for sure D.Wilson is the answer. Because as it stands Jeff Heath is one if the worst starters in the league.

 

TE is a need. Witten is Jerry's age.

 

 

QB needs to be drafted every other year, and we didn't get one last year.

 

OL needs to be drafted every year

 

Same with DL

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Texas_OutLaw7 said:

I honestly don't know what our needs would be.

QB - No (at least not high, back up - yes)

RB - No (maybe a #3)

FB - Sure, but not high.

WR - No. Maybe a #3/4 for the future.

TE - Fine. But I hate drafting TE's early.

OT - No. Maybe a swing tackle?

OG - No. Maybe a back-up?

C - No. Maybe a back-up?

...so offensively early we should maybe target a TE. MAYBE.

LB - No. Unless you want Lee's replacement. But we run a lot of nickles. Back-up is fine.

DE - I mean, sure. But it is not a "NEED".

DT - Giddy Up. I am down for this.

CB - Maybe with jones leaving? But if we re-sign him then no.

S - Maybe. Def a back-up. Maybe a starter.

....so defensively, focus on the trenches? Okay.

K - Yes, but UDFA please.

P - Yes, but UDFA please.

LS - Yes.

Overall...we really just need to do BPA. 

 

If its not an immediate need then draft for "what will" be a need. 

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8 hours ago, DaBoys said:

DE is a glaring need. Quinn is a 1 year rental. Crawford should be playing his last year. Taco is a healthy scratch week 1. We need someone opposite DLaw for the now and future.

 

Safety is a need, until we know for sure D.Wilson is the answer. Because as it stands Jeff Heath is one if the worst starters in the league.

 

TE is a need. Witten is Jerry's age.

 

 

QB needs to be drafted every other year, and we didn't get one last year.

 

OL needs to be drafted every year

 

Same with DL

Agree with everything here, with an emphasis on DE.

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9 hours ago, Calvert28 said:

If its not an immediate need then draft for "what will" be a need. 

Exactly. Maintain the pipeline. If expiring contracts are on the horizon and we know the player will be too expensive to retain 2 years from now, draft their replacement.

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For a decent rough look at the "what will be a need" see the table below.

My opinions, in order of positions most likely to be drafted early:

  • Cornerback is riddled with question marks over the next couple of years and the 2020 CB draft crop is supposed to be really good. I'd be surprised if we don't take a corner early, even if we do re-sign Byron. With Mike Jackson failing to make the 53, there are no clear "next men up" to replace the existing top-4 corners with shortly expiring contracts.
  • DE is also a pretty glaring hole, considering we likely won't re-sign Quinn, and Crawford is almost certainly a cap casualty. Compared to CB, there is more potential for it to be filled with the existing roster, if Dorance Armstrong can develop and/or Randy Gregory can get and stay on the field.
  • 3T is a sneaky need. Ideally, Trysten Hill will take over full-time, but he hasn't inspired a ton of confidence. We rotate these guys enough that you'd have to consider a real disrupter. I wouldn't expect a 1T early, though. Maybe Woods or Covington re-sign one a cheap deal.
  • WR will be interesting. I'd like to think Cedrick Wilson could come camp next year and play the slot full-time. I also think they would re-sign Cobb on another 1-year deal if they could. But if the right option is available in the draft, you'd probably say yes.
  • Safety, of all the question marks, probably has the most promising backup with Donovan Wilson. And Wods seems like a player they will want to re-sign. I don't expect that this will be an early draft pick.
  • TE is wide open after this season, but I don't expect them to invest big here. I wonder if they can extend Jarwin on a cheap deal.

 

  2019 2020 2021
Offense      
  QB Dak Dak Dak
  RB Zeke Zeke Zeke
  WR Cooper Cooper Cooper
  WR Gallup Gallup Gallup
  WR Cobb ? ?
  TE Witten/Jarwin ? ?
  LT Tyron Tyron Tyron
  LG Williams Williams Williams
  C Frederick Frederick Frederick
  RG Martin Martin Martin
  RT La'El La'El La'El
Defense      
  DE Tank Tank Tank
  DE Quinn ? ?
  3T Maliek Hill Hill
  1T Woods ? ?
  WLB Vander Esch Vander Esch Vander Esch
  MLB Jaylon Jaylon Jaylon
  CB Byron ? ?
  CB Awuzie Awuzie ?
  Slot Brown Lewis ?
  S Woods Woods ?
  S Heath ? ?
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I admittedly haven't watched much college football or paid too much attention to the draft prospects for next year as I usually do...but these are a couple guys I wouldn't mind seeing land here:

TE:
Al Okwuegbunam, Missouri

EDGE:
Chase Young, Ohio State
A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Terrell Lewis, Alabama 

DT:
Raekwon Davis, Alabama
Derrick Brown, Auburn
Rashard Lawrence, LSU 

CB:
C.J. Henderson, Florida 
Bryce Hall, Virginia 
Kris Fulton, LSU 

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